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Getting Ireland Brexit Ready

The United Kingdom (UK) is leaving the EU. The legislative regime that will be applicable to food and food contact materials arriving into Ireland from the UK will be dependent on whether or not an agreement is reached between the EU and the UK. The FSAI is committed to ensuring ongoing compliance with food legislation throughout the process of Brexit and will, together with its official agencies be working to ensure that public health and consumer interests in the area of food safety and hygiene continue to be protected.

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Brexit and Food Law - Q and A

This document on Brexit and food law in Ireland consolidates the text above which addresses food legislation issues that are likely to arise in a situation where the UK becomes a third country. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Guidance and updates on food safety issues related to Brexit will be provided on this page once they become available. Queries on Brexit related food safety issues should be submitted to:  

EU notice on Food Law

The EU has published a number of sector specific notices to inform the public about the consequences of the UK's withdrawal in the absence of any Withdrawal Agreement. Included in these notices is the EU Commission Notice to Stakeholders on EU Food Law.  

Further Information on Brexit



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Last reviewed: 6/8/2019

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